Bib-Rambla Square of Granada
The name of Bib-Rambla or Bibarambla means 'Door of the River', as the square was originally located on the banks of a river.
Over time, the plaza has undergone major changes. In the beginning it was the setting for fairs and bullfighting, but also prayer meetings and even the burning of books and manuscripts. It is believed that about amillion books were destroyed here, including many Korans. It was also the workplace of scribes, becoming the offices for controlling the spices and textiles coming into Grenada as well as being the headquarters of the meat, fish, fruit and vegetable markets.
Today is the nerve center of the city and is famous for the flowerbeds that surround it.
At its center is the Fuente de los Gigantes (Fountain of the Giants) built in the 17th century and moved to its present site in 1940. It shows a figure of Neptune, supported by four giants at the base.